Extraterrestrial preoccupation with our planet began during the Hadean era, when interplanetary travelers stopping by the then lava-covered Earth fell in love with its warm muscle-soothing powers. Celebrate our orb's legacy of relaxation with today's Groupon to Solé Spa in Jacksonville Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a 60-minute aromatherapy massage (a $75 value)
- For $45, you get a 90-minute massage (a $95 value)
Dubbed Best of Jacksonville in waxing and body treatments by Jacksonville magazine in 2010, Solé Spa lays claim to a talented staff that knows how to rejuvenate even the weariest backs. Aromatherapy massages engage the olfactory senses with a delicate wafting of ethereal scents during the comprehensive kneading session. For either massage option, experienced therapists carefully apply pressure and Pop Rocks on backs to stimulate the nervous system and use Swedish techniques to soothe the body and support healthy circulation.
Solé Spa Wellness Center
When Giovanni and Diana Manzano founded Solé Spa Wellness Center in 2007, they chose to focus on services that rejuvenated their clients physically as well as emotionally. They also chose to honor Giovanni's mother—Solé Manzano, a victim of breast cancer—by gracing the spa with her name. The haven of relaxation they've built blends contemporary touches with Asian-themed décor. Instead of relying on a throng of fireflies, the studio creates a warm atmosphere by filling rooms with earthy tones and the calming glow emanating from hanging lights.
Although waxing is their specialty, the aestheticians' body treatments—including a full-body sugar glow with imported sugar cane, tropical nut oils, and fruit enzymes—also helped to earn the spa a place on Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Jacksonville list in 2011, 2012, as well as best day spa of 2013 by Void Magazine. Manually applied airbrush tans imbue skin with a rich, sun-kissed hue that can last as long as seven days, much like a citywide game of hide-and-seek. Facials similarly make skin glow by slathering cheekbones with vitamin-rich salves or seaweed masks. During massages, therapists can employ a number of modalities, customizing every treatment to address clients' needs with a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, or reflexology techniques.